Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. – John 1:12-13
I love to hear of new births. There is something about the birth of a baby that gives new hope to any situation. The baby’s life has been planned out by God. Their creation has purpose and is highly valued. They are part of a family and dearly loved.
New hope is also gained by being spiritually reborn. Becoming part of God’s family is a decision by an individual to follow the one who created them. This is an eternal decision that will make a difference in how the life of a believer is led. Choosing to focus on God rather than on the world will enable a person to reap the benefits of being a child of the King.
Each person has great value. Life is priceless. The world may send us the message of being unworthy, but God’s message is of our great significance. His son died in our place by his choice. That’s the ultimate action of love bestowed on us. God wants us with him forever.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your sacrifice of Jesus to pay for my sin. This demonstration of your love cannot be greater. I choose to follow you and pray that my life exemplifies that choice today. Amen
Faith Tip: Think of someone you love dearly and what you would do for them. That will give you a hint of the great love God has for you.